On This Week In Sports History
–In 1862, Johnny Briggs, an English left arm spin bowler, was born. Briggs played for Lancashire County Cricket Club between 1879 and 1900 and to this day he remains the second-highest wicket-taker in the county's history after Brian Statham.
-In 1869, Alfred Flatow, a professional German gymnast who competed at the 1896 Summer Olympics in Athens, was born. He won three gold medals in Athens, at the first modern Olympiad in 1896. He also won a silver medal.
–In 1940, Mike Troy was born. He was an American former competition swimmer, a two-time Olympic champion, and former world record-holder in three events. Troy won a pair of gold medals at the 1960 Olympis held in Rome. He won the 200 fly, and was a member of the gold-medal winning 800 freestyle relay at the meet. He is also an International Swimming Hall of Famer.